Abu Dhabi Airports announced on Monday the signing of a contract with the joint venture of Orascom Construction Co and Al Sahraa General Transport & Clearance Abu Dhabi for the expansion program of the Fujairah International Airport.
The scope of the contract includes design and construction of a new parallel taxiway and emergency runway with airfield lighting system, plus the upgrade and extension of the existing runway and connecting taxiways.
The deal also includes a new air traffic control tower and air traffic management systems in addition to an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Sub-station, along with other associated infrastructure works.
The contract award comes as a result of an agreement signed between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation of Fujairah in 2014. As per the MOU, Abu Dhabi Airports would lend its resources in the planning stage, and also provide administrative assistance during construction.
Abu Dhabi Airports will now manage the construction phase, a statement said.
Abubaker Seddiq AlKhoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to play a key role in the expansion program for Fujairah International Airport.
"Today we enter a new phase of implementation, and we are confident that we will deliver on our promises, using the expertise Abu Dhabi Airports holds in delivering mega infrastructural projects."
Mohammed Abdulla Alsalami, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah, added: “We are pleased to see the award of this development contract today, as this milestone signals the start of our journey towards delivering an advanced airport infrastructure able to cater to the changing needs for the Emirate of Fujairah.
"The expansion program for Fujairah Airport is a vital component of our ability to grow and attract stakeholders, and thereby play a role in supporting the UAE’s leading position in the aviation industry”.
Source: Arabian Business